Mavic Askium wheels..+ others..

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by yenrod, 21 Jul 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  2. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

    Yenners- you asked this question on the 'other' board - not happy with the answers? I would say that the Mavic and Fulcrum are pretty well the same, whereas the Shimano's aren't quite as good and a little flexy. The Shimanos have an odd nipple size which makes trueing a pain.
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    got some of them Shimano ones, they're ok, but the freehub was rattling and wobbly after several hundred miles. The front is a little noodley too
  4. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    I don't really know much comparatively between the wheels but I can say I have a set of Aksiums and like them a lot. They always seem to get good reviews and comments. I don't think you'd go far wrong with them.
  5. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I have had 105's, Aksiums and currently ride Fulcrum R7's. Never had a single problem with the 105's, the Aksiums were good and strong and had aero spokes, I had to have the rear wheel trued after 80 miles. My current bike has R7's made by Campagnolo incidentally, they are as good as the Aksiums, but I have just had to have my rear wheel trued, I weigh 75 kg, so I don't think it's a weight issue, odd that the Shimano's didn't need trueing, but out of the three they were the only ones that flexed noticeably.
  6. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I have done a few miles on the Askiums now, they feel very strong, a world away from some shimanos I also tried , the Shimanos may have been lighter though, but at 95k 100g off a wheel wasn't a priority. The graphics on the silver version are all stickers which was a bit disappointing but then these are the least expensive mavic wheel. Overall I would say the are an upgrade over my OE wheels in looks and also a noticably stiffer, better riding wheel .

    Mmmmm considering the price......8 out of 10. Recommended.
  7. OP

    yenrod Guest

    Thanks for the comments ! :biggrin:

    Checking out the Mavic site and the Fulcrum site the former are heavier by around 100grms I think ~ though the aero aspect (spoke and rim) of them (Mavic) is appealling on the flat obviously but not hills, for the cost :biggrin:

    So, after my new wheels arrive on the warranty :smile:

    I' hope to get some.... lol...!

    Thanks for comments lads :smile:
  8. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    N Ireland
    I've been riding a pair of Askiums on badly pot-holed roads for a year now and can't fault them.
  9. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    Another vote for the Aksiums here, I think I may have got them from Wiggle too! Though I I get mixed up between them and ChainReaction.

    Been riding my pair of Aksiums for about six months, probably had about 1000 miles out of them no problems at all, still true, nice and stiff and have taken a fair beating through Winter on dodgy roads. I would definitely recommend them.
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Aksiums here as well - not bad at all - strong, reasonable weight and look good too. Bearings are nice and smooth too.
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